Five Displaced By House Fire In Barrie
GoFundMe Page Set Up For Children Affected By This Fire
Five people – two of them children – escaped without injury this morning from a burning home on Ridgeway Avenue in Barrie.
Barrie Fire got the call just after 5 am. Crews dealt with it quickly, but not before the fire did about $300,000 in damage.
Most of the heavy damage is on the main floor where a mother and her two children lived. A male and a female lived in a separate unit in the basement.
Investigators say some combustibles were left too close to a heater and ignited. Smoke alarms got everyone out okay.
A pillow left too close to a space heater gets the blame for this morning’s house fire on Ridgeway Avenue prompting this seasonal advice from Barrie Fire and Life Safety Officer Samantha Hoffmann#Barrie @Barrie_Fire @SHOFFMANNPFLSO pic.twitter.com/7I3XmdLlYe
— Barrie 360 (@Barrie360) November 15, 2018
Images provided to Barrie 360 show the damage to the upstairs rental unit.
The children’s Aunt has established a GoFundMe page to help the kids replace that which was lost to the fire.